Augustus Saint-Gaudens, America's greatest public sculptor.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, America's greatest public sculptor.

What we build.
Nov. 4 2009 7:04 AM

He Broke the Mold

You don't see great public sculptors like Augustus Saint-Gaudens anymore.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.

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